Alesha Dixon

Occupation: Singer, talent show judge

Nationality: British

Born: October 7, 1978 (36)

First finding fame in British pop group Mis-Teeq in the early '00s, Dixon had a period of career instability and was dropped by her record company. Her career was revitalised when she appeared on BBC talent show Strictly Come Dancing in 2005.

She went on to release a second solo album that had big success with the track 'The Boy Does Nothing'. In 2012, she was freed from her Strictly contract and now appears alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Amanda Holden as a judge on opposing ITV show Britain's Got Talent.

Nine acts perform for judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams. BGT: Fourth semi-final in pictures Follow our updates as the latest crop of acts face the judges. Britain's Got Talent: Live Blog A couple of dance groups, a ventriloquist and a mother-daughter duo... BGT: Third live semi-final in pictures Motorbikes and a kids' dance troupe made for another evening of entertainment. BGT: Second live semi-final in pictures Find out who won tonight's semi-final. BGT: Two more acts make it to the final Nine more acts will take to the stage and vie for the public vote. BGT: Third semi-final line-up revealed Digital Spy brings you vital information from last night's Britain's Got Talent. BGT: 14 things we saw at the live show Two acts secure their place in the grand final, while Ella Henderson performs. BGT: All the photos from semi-final 1 Nine acts will take to the stage in the second semi-final on Tuesday (May 27). BGT second semi-final line-up revealed The first two acts in this year's final have been revealed. BGT: Who made it to the final? Britain's Got Talent semi-final gets a little heated. BGT: Alesha Dixon soaks David Walliams Follow our live updates on the ITV reality show. BGT first semi-final: As it happened Find out who is performing for the public vote on tonight's Britain's Got Talent. BGT first semi-final line-up revealed Digital Spy rounds up all the action from the final serving of BGT auditions. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre Meanwhile, Simon Cowell and David Walliams disagree over a singing duo. Watch 12-year-old perform Bublé on BGT Digital Spy rounds up all the action from this weekend's BGT auditions. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre Digital Spy rounds up the action from this weekend's auditions. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre Will Simon Cowell's singing namesake make it through to the next round? Simon Cowell auditions for Simon Cowell Digital Spy rounds up the action from the latest BGT auditions. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre DS brings you all the action from the latest episode of Britain's Got Talent. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre Alesha Dixon left stunned by dance company's modern music and traditional moves. BGT: Innova Irish dance group wow judges The 14-year-old paper boy sings in an attempt to make it through the auditions. BGT: Watch Bailey make the audience cry Stephen Mulhern challenges the judges to a celebrity-naming challenge. BGT: Watch the judges' alphabet challenge Digital Spy recaps all the action from Saturday's episode of Britain's Got Talent. BGT: The good, the bad & the bizarre The judges are amazed by motobike in a new clip from Britain's Got Talent. BGT: Watch Bold Dogs scare Simon Cowell David Walliams shows off his signature move in a Britain's Got More Talent clip. See BGT's Stephen Mulhern learn to twerk Simon Cowell returns to ITV for more variety show fun and games. Britain's Got Talent returns! Live Blog Get some hints about what madness is coming your way on Britain's Got Talent. BGT: 10 teasers for tonight's launch Alesha Dixon admits that it feels "uncomfortable" being asked about the rumours. BGT Alesha Dixon talks X Factor rumours Alesha Dixon suggests that Claudia Winkleman should join Tess Daly on the show. Strictly: David Walliams up for hosting Ukrainian dance troupe with a difference Light Balance take to the stage. See Britain's Got Talent act Light Balance Amanda Holden reveals that she would like to see "less earnest drag acts". BGT Cowell: Fatherhood won't change judging Alesha Dixon suggests that a number of acts could win this year's competition. BGT Simon Cowell expects British winner Video: Digital Spy chats to Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden. BGT judges talk new series, Cowell baby Squiddly and Diddly are joined by the other judges' pet pooches for the launch. Cowell dresses puppies at BGT press launch Greggs ruins your daily cuppa by sticking Britain's Got Talent stars in the froth. BGT judges get frothy coffee portraits Simon Cowell jokes that David Walliams couldn't wait to take over as head judge. BGT Simon Cowell on "annoying" David Alesha Dixon claims that there's "no clear winner" on the show this year. BGT Alesha Dixon: 'I'm tougher this year' David Walliams says that he wanted to champion the "underdog" on the show. BGT: Walliams defends golden buzzer pick We rate four BGT acts that we met backstage at auditions in Hammersmith. Britain's Got Talent: Could these acts win?